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Old 01-20-08, 11:27 AM   #451
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Old 01-20-08, 02:21 PM   #452
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And one more BMF pic !

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Old 01-20-08, 03:23 PM   #453
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Nice going on the reverse-fork idea. I like that.
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fordfasterr, what's the bit sticking out underneath the rear reflector?

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Old 01-20-08, 04:15 PM   #455
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fordfasterr, what's the bit sticking out underneath the rear reflector?

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The chain / seat stays had a little tube coming out before it split into the individual pipes toward the dropouts....

It was easier to cut off the individual tubes vs the thicker main tube... so I just left those bits out there > I plan to use them to mount lights and other items =)


I used a single speed adapter kit (shimano compatible) to convert my rear wheel into a single speed:



One side of the spacer is a bit wider than the other (and it is reversible) so my chainline is 100% spot on. No need for a tensioner.
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@Fordfasterr, do you ride that often? How difficult is it to dismount?
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Old 01-21-08, 07:16 AM   #458
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@Fordfasterr, do you ride that often? How difficult is it to dismount?
Here is a short mpeg4 video of the mount & dismount ... very easy: http://www.velocide.com/images_old/2...d/imag0782.asf
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Old 01-21-08, 03:09 PM   #460
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i didnt even know i had an alt bike until east hill told me. thanks. these are more fun than my bmx!!!
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Old 01-21-08, 05:35 PM   #461
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Old 01-21-08, 06:16 PM   #462
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Update, after going to work and back I realized that I need more speed... also, my chain fell off twice during hard cornering.. I decided to install the RD with the 1 speed setup.

Here you go:



Now I can use the BIG RING !!!!!

Much more speed, and the chain will stay PUT no matter how fast I turn !

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Old 01-21-08, 07:22 PM   #463
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I used to run 46-14 but I taco'd my big ring.
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That picture was also before I put in my other braces:

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Old 01-21-08, 09:44 PM   #466
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not really an "alt" bike but this is my daily.
+1 Looks perfect to me.
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Old 01-22-08, 05:30 PM   #467
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Old 01-23-08, 07:26 AM   #468
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^^i like it. nice lines.
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Old 01-23-08, 07:36 AM   #469
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^^^^ Looks great !

I'd like to comment on your chain, it looks extraordinarily tight.

I had a problem getting the perfect tension due to the inability to
adquire the correct rear cog.

My chainline is very straight, but the tension is just not adequate.
Maybe if I could find one of those half-links or something I may
get it right, so for the mean time I just added a deraileur to use
as a tensioner. =)
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Old 01-23-08, 12:18 PM   #470
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I had the same problem with adjusting my chain.
What i did was take the part that the wheel sets in
(not sure what it call)
of the rear forks i chopped off the top frame
and welded on the bottom rear forks to allow for adjustment
I will try to get i shot up sometime today
my explaining aint all that good
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Old 01-23-08, 01:10 PM   #471
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another awesome (read: no welding, looks like it shouldn't work, etc...) solution to the "i need to adjust chain tension, but the dropouts won't allow it" problem is a ghost chainring:



the trick is finding the right sized ring to put in between the front chainring and the cog/freewheel/coaster. i'm guessing if you're building a tallbike, finding chainrings of different sizes won't be a problem...
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Old 01-23-08, 09:52 PM   #473
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I used a ghost ring for awhile because it looks cool, but they always end up falling out when I'm going 30 downhill in the dark. And they don't just flop in the road, they take off rolling and jump in a ditch somewhere.

Now I welded horz dropouts in and aint had a prob.

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This may have already been posted, but I thought it looked cool and easy as hell to make.

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Old 01-27-08, 04:25 PM   #475
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This may have already been posted, but I thought it looked cool and easy as hell to make.

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OH that is just so cool!!
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